ItsNotYouItsMe Blog: 2012-03-04

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Joseph Rossomondo by Jacques Olivar for Marie Claire Italia

Dress­ing the Part–Grunge rules the scene as Joseph Rossomondo is recruited for the lat­est issue of Marie Claire Italia. Pho­tographed by Jacques Oliver, the Suc­cess model is given an eclec­tic wardrobe, con­sist­ing of impos­si­ble to miss gar­ments from Vivi­enne West­wood, Mai­son Mar­tin Margiela and other brands. Courtesy of -

Friday, March 9, 2012

Keith Richards And Anita Pallenberg Are Back To Black

It was the early 1970s where Keith Richards and Anita Pallenberg go back to black as what is known in the fashion industry as an all-around elegant and basic look exemplified perfectly by the rock legend alongside then girlfriend Italian-born actress and model Anita Pallenberg. I have to tell ya kiddas, Anita's floppy hat and feathered neck accessory have got me in a fashion tizzy!

Keith with Anita and 4 month old son Marlon.

A video tribute to Anita.

Rihanna Cant Get No Sleep In Newest Armani Jeans Ad

In her latest ad campaign as the face (and body) of Armani Jeans, Rihanna is making a trouble night of jet lag sleep look sexually alluring in this just released video.

Hello Doug?

We don't know whats funnier, political reporter Doug Luzader falling asleep on the job live on the air or the way Fox News reporter in Austin Texas attempted to wake him.

Only The Finest Gold and Water Buffalo Horn From Tom Ford

He makes beautiful clothing and beautiful movies and now designer Tom Ford is adding some superior workmanship and materials to his new line of mens and womans frames that will set some of us into must work overtime to afford mode.

nspired by the enduring elegance of 1950s eyewear, Ford has created a new frame for women [5257] and a frame for men [5260] made of the finest quality gold-plated metal with precious water buffalo horn on the front and the temple tips. These gently retro-influenced frames represent the highest levels of design and fabrication in eyewear. Subtly luxurious and crafted with meticulous workmanship, the two styles are some of the most refined ever offered by TOM FORD EYEWEAR. Each frames and its leather case is presented in a luxurious, Bakelite box with a soft brown lining. A certificate of authenticity and a special cleansing cream and chamois cloth are provided to care for the water buffalo horn, which may appear slightly different on every frame due to its organic origin.

So if you gotta have the finest Gold and Water Buffalo Horn to go with your Tom Ford suit well you better get em in Tom Ford boutiques or select luxury department stores while they're available.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

In Bed and On Tour With Madonna

Madonna's Blond Ambition Dancer Kevin Stea gives us some inside stories on a round the world trip with the hottest ticket on the planet as a backup dancer and friend to pop icon Madonna.

Entertainer Kevin Stea recalls how his life was forever changed when he traveled the world with Madonna during her Blond Ambition tour, which was captured in the documentary “Truth or Dare.”

“Camera reloading!” was the phrase that always surprised me. It’s amazing how quickly I forgot the cameras were rolling, or even in the room.

The silent men in black hovered at every turn, in every corner, at every prayer session. On the first leg of Madonna’s Blond Ambition tour in Japan, I was mugging for the camera and trying so hard to be cool as only a 20-year-old can. Madonna had resisted the intrusive filming at first but, like the rest of us, came to see the film crew as part of the entourage, just like the musicians and bodyguards. The crew entered a room with a smile and a subtle nod, then like ninjas, they crouched in corners or simply froze, becoming part of the interior.

The filming of Truth or Dare happened so organically that it resembled a friendship unfolding. In Texas, during the second month on camera, director Alek Keshishian began conducting personal interviews with us. The questions were frank and challenging. My fellow dancer Gabriel Trupin had gone in before me and was visibly shaken when he came out. After seeing he was upset, I was guarded in my responses, but honestly, I didn’t have that much to say of interest at the time. My life until then had been mostly about schools and essays — I didn’t have much insight into life to share. I didn’t imagine Madonna would be sitting in front of a TV watching me later, but of course she saw all of our interviews. It was one more way for her to get to know us, to know our stories, to see us when we weren’t in front of Madonna, the icon.

The first test had taken place months earlier. When Madonna’s brother Christopher first called to hire me as associate choreographer, I was stunned, because although I had flipped, popped, whacked, trooped, locked, and Roger Rabbit-ed my heart out, I didn’t think I had impressed her at the audition. A few days later Madonna told me to meet her at Club Louie, a tiny little dive run by Steve Antin where they played hot house music. We were about to spend months together; she wanted to know if I could hang. Ten minutes in we were dancing and sweating as if we did it every weekend. I felt like I had been time-warped to the set of Desperately Seeking Susan and the “Into the Groove” scene. I found out she had done the same with the other dancers. I was oblivious to being observed, but I guess my joy of dancing passed the test. She wanted to know who I was when dancing in the dark, offstage. It was smart of her, clever, cool, human. She watched us constantly from day one to see our interactions, group dynamics. She knew her kids.

By the time we hit Europe there was very little we did that hadn’t been caught on film. There must be hours of footage of me yanking at my Gaultier underwear or hovering over the craft service table looking for chocolate. Filming had moved into overdrive when they chose Paris for shooting the concert. Every night there was an event, a dinner, or a party. If we had a show the next night, though, when the clock struck 11 Madonna was gone, her time regimented down to the minute. She knew how to maintain herself over the course of a tour. I, however, don’t remember at all how I got home one night in Amsterdam, and I only saw the daylight in Madrid at breakfast after a night of clubbing.

Playing Truth or Dare, the game that gave the documentary its U.S. title (outside North America the film was called In Bed With Madonna), in Barcelona wasn’t planned. I think it was Carlton who brought it up in conversation with Madonna, myself, and Gabriel (or was it Oliver? Correct me, Madonna-philes!), but it evolved into the most revealing night of the entire tour. I had never been as shocked as I was when Madonna starting performing fellatio on that Perrier bottle or when she French-kissed me like a tipsy sailor on shore leave. I was the one who was still gasping in shock by her constant use of the word “fuck.” Later, at dinner, she asked each of us to go around the table and tell each person what we thought of them. It was equal parts hugging and slicing — and absolutely unforgettable.

We were almost finished with the tour when Madonna decided to have interviews with us one by one in bed, and as a group. I felt like part of a litter, climbing all over one another around mama. By that time we had experienced a whole arc of being intrigued by each other, getting to know each other, getting to know each other too well, kind of disliking and then hating each other, then stepping away to find ourselves once more, only to come back and discover we were bonded for life in some way we could never have anticipated. Looking around on the bed, laughing and surrounded by friends, I knew it was something extremely special.

We had become a family in those few months, with the love, dysfunction, drama, and triumph that comes with it. I had learned to respect Madonna as an artist in all forms. More than her music, I came to respect her stand for what she believed in. I had seen her time and time again speak out to defend her music, her show, us, her friends, and freedom of expression. Until those moments, I had never truly realized what a difference a single person can make, how words and images can live forever in the public consciousness.

Only now, in the past seven years or so and from social media, have I actually seen the impact this movie had on pop and gay culture. I constantly receive messages from people recalling how this movie — this bigger-than-life glimpse into a world beyond shame-filled communities, closeted lives, and disapproving families — changed their lives. What I hear most is that it helped people accept themselves and their sexuality, and realize that they could be gay and happy. The stigma attached to being gay in the Reagan-era ’80s and lack of visibility in the media had left so many feeling isolated, alone, and different. It brought hope to a whole generation of the LGBT community.

It is easy to forget the social context of Truth or Dare and how far LGBT visibility has progressed. Before this movie, I had seen no gay people on TV and only a few in mainstream films, and suddenly I was one of those few. I hadn’t embraced my sexuality either but was openly exploring and discovering it myself on tour. I was fascinated by Luis and Jose Xtravaganza, who had already been out for years, but what did it mean to be gay? Watching the gay pride parade in New York City was informative and confusing. The movie’s release “outed” me, though I wasn’t sure I was gay. I was attracted to men and didn’t deny it, and what I found was a world that embraced me first with open arms and continues to do so.

I was introduced to the whole world on the Blond Ambition tour. I’m so fortunate to have that record of our adventure on camera. It was my coming-of-age and coming-out party, and with a host like Madonna, how could I go wrong?

Truth or Dare will be released on Blu-ray April 3.
- Via The Advocate

Michael Tintiuc by Eric White for Fashionisto

The Mis­an­thrope–Red model Michael Tin­tiuc con­nects with pho­tog­ra­pher Eric White for a col­lab­o­ra­tive project. Tak­ing to var­i­ous loca­tions with a cer­tain atti­tude, Michael is styled in gar­ments and acces­sories from his label LIRFON’S. Whether dressed in bold snug leather or leop­ard adorned pants, Michael serves up per­sonal style in spades. Courtesy of -

Baptiste Radufe by Serge Leblon for Mister Muse

The New For­mal–Bap­tiste Radufe stars in a gor­geous new story for Mis­ter Muse. Tack­ling a sophis­ti­cated wardrobe of evening­wear, the Suc­cess model is styled by Tom Van Dorpe. Clad in pieces from Dior Homme, Gior­gio Armani and other labels, Bap­tiste deliv­ers style with a dra­matic flair as cap­tured by the lens of Serge Leblon. Courtesy of -

Estelle Is Back to Love On International Single

"Back to Love" is the international single from English R&B singer and rapper Estelle, from her third studio album All of Me.

The tune us upbeat and easy in love for the itsnotyouitsme favorite.

Jean Paul Gaultier Is Stylish Over A Diet Coke Puppet!

Jean Paul Gaultier is no stranger to the pop commercial world so it makes perfect sense he would be named next Creative Director at Diet Coke taking over for another kookster that is Karl Lagerfeld.

Jean Paul Gaultier has just been named Creative Director at Diet Coke (taking over from Karl Lagerfeld) and as such he’ll be designing a “limited edition collection of show-stopping bottles and cans,” as well as developing online content, retail concepts and ad campaigns, according to the brand’s press release.

His first project for the brand is a series of three short films, called “The Night & Day Serial Designer,” which sees JPG in a variety of roles from therapist to journalist and even private detective. Unlike past guest Diet Coke designers, he’ll be the first to appear in films for the brand, the Telegraph is reporting.

In the first installment of the series, which premiered today, Gaultier helps one of the Diet Coke girls–a tiny puppet doll–with her dance routine, and, naturellement, also gives her some hands-on attention (literally) when it comes to her wardrobe. The result is some of the coolest doll clothes we’ve ever seen. Also: One of the strangest designer collabs we’ve seen. But hey, if anyone can pull it off, it’s JPG.

Watch the full video below, and look for the second and third installments of the series on March 9th & 10th, respectively.

Method IV by Frederik Heyman

Method IV by Frederik Heyman for Glamcult, styled by Lotta Volkova Adam. Courtesy of - Homotography

Erik Sage by Jeiroh Yanga

Soul model Erik Sage by Jeiroh Yanga. Courtesy of - Homotography

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